Carrier of the Year Awards Presented at Unishippers Annual Convention

YRC Freight, UPS Freight®, AAA Cooper®, Estes and Holland Recognized

January 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Unishippers Global Logistics, LLC, the nation’s first and one of the largest small package and freight shipping resellers, announced the names of its 2013 Carrier of the Year Award winners during its Annual Convention on January 16, 2014 in Rancho Bernardo, CA at the Rancho Bernardo Inn.

The following carriers were selected by the Unishippers franchise body based upon service quality and performance, loss and damage events, customer service, claims resolution and overall commitment to partnership.

  • The 2013 National LTL Carrier Partner of the Year was presented to Estes
  • he 2013 Multi-Regional LTL Carrier Partner of the Year was presented to UPS Freight
  • The 2013 Regional LTL Carrier Partner of the Year was presented to two outstanding Regional carriers, AAA Cooper and Holland
  • The 2013 Strategic Partner of the Year Award was presented to YRC Freight

"Sustained partnerships with such nationally renowned, outstanding carriers are a considerable contributing factor to Unishippers’ ongoing success," said Kevin Lathrop, President of Unishippers. "This year’s winners are such crucial pieces to the puzzle and we’re so appreciative of their collaboration that helped make 2013 our most successful year yet. We congratulate the winners and look forward to working with these fine carriers for many years to come."

Partnering with more than 30 regional and national shipping carriers, including UPS®, UPS Freight®, YRC Freight™, Estes, and Saia, Unishippers can offer small and mid-sized business owners complete shipping options, attractive pricing, and local customer service that its customers can’t receive anywhere else. As one of only two companies authorized by UPS to be their official shipping reseller, Unishippers has found success with this partnership because each company complements the other.

About Unishippers

Founded in 1987, Unishippers has grown to the largest reseller of shipping services in the nation with more than 290 franchise locations. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, the Unishippers concept is simple – work with major carriers including UPS®, Saia®, Estes®, YRC Freight™ and UPS Freight® to handle the pickup, transport and delivery of customers’ shipments. All the while, local franchisees work to provide customers with service and support. By leveraging the combined shipping volume of all its customers, Unishippers gets deeply discounted rates from its carriers, resulting in lower shipping costs. Unishippers serves more than 50,000 small to mid-sized businesses, and has been recognized as a top freight broker by Transport Topics and a top franchise by Entrepreneur, Franchise Times and the Inc. 5000. For information on Unishippers, including information on franchising opportunities and price quotes, visitwww.unishippers.com.

SOURCE Unishippers

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